When The Guardian described Jonas Kaufmann as the world’s ‘greatest living tenor’, few disagreed. Kaufmann’s voice alone would be enough in itself to justify the accolade, and makes this Barbican Residency one of the UK’s musical highlights of 2017.
That radiant sound comes coupled to a questing intelligence and an endless musical curiosity. Yes, Kaufmann will sing his beloved Wagner, plus a very personal lieder recital. But he’ll also stake his claim to Strauss’s Four Last Songs, and, crucially, work with student singers and appear in conversation – your opportunity to observe a supreme artist sharing his insights as mentor and colleague.